Let us pray…

Dear Ones, In this week’s episode of our @St. C’s podcast, we’re offering a Service of Prayers for Healing from our Iona Abbey Worship Book. I invite all of you to join with us in prayer online where a .PDF of the prayers are also posted. While we may not be gathering in person yet,…

Up in the Cloud

It’s always an honor for me, as Rector at St. Columba’s, to join with our summer friends to preach and preside at the first Sunday service of the summer season @ All Saints by-the-Sea Chapel. Click here to pray with us: This year, everything has changed. Due to public health guidelines during the pandemic, we…

On bended knees…

On bended knees I must confess, when I see white people in authority “peacefully” gather in front of cameras to bend on one knee for 8:46 minutes, I am confused. Why are we doing this? Are we confessing our sins of institutionalized racism and, in their long-standing standing presence, first begging forgiveness from our brothers…

Lift Every Voice

The people of our nation are in a deep state of confusion and grief in the time of a pandemic. The numbness is wearing off as the reality of illness and death, economic devastation, and an increase of violence sets in. People have stayed inside long enough, now some are getting out and forging ahead,…

A National Day of Mourning and Lament

Today is a National Day of Mourning and Lament. Jerry Homer is tolling our church bell at St.C’s at 11:00 a.m. as we mourn and remember the rising numbers of all departed souls who have died of the coronavirus. A message from Bishop Brown: Through the weekend of May 29 through June 1, 2020, people…

On this Pentecost Day…

As First Light dawns on this Pentecost Day, legions of us are awakening with heavy grieving hearts. We are struggling to make our way in a world turned upside down. Every day it seems, that which we have always done is being undone. As in all times, we have too many voices talking to us…

Love+Peace

Love+Peace The Second Sunday of Easter April 19th, 2020 Maria Hoecker, scribe In this season of Eastertide, so many of us around the world and around the corner find ourselves confined to our homes. We’re all stunned and wondering how life can change so suddenly as a lethal new virus spreads like wildfire. These days…

The Great Pause

Dear ones, These are days unlike any we have ever known. All around the world we are deep in the midst of an unprecedented “Great Pause.” All around us, a way is being made clear for all of Creation to focus on our breathing. The air we breathe is clearing. God’s creatures great and small…

O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded…

O sacred head, sore wounded, Defiled and put to scorn: O kingly head, surrounded With mocking crown of thorn; What sorrow mars thy grandeur? Can death thy bloom deflow’r? O countenance whose splendor The hosts of heav’n adore! Thy beauty, long desired, Hath vanished from our sight: Thy pow’r is all expired, And quenched the…